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Can anyone identify this painting for me?

Asked by mirza (5029 points ) March 12th, 2010

Hi,
So when I was young we used to have this reproduction of this painting in our living room. Anyways that was like 6 or 7 years. I only have a picture of the painting taken on my camera – http://tr.im/flutherpainting.

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this painting. Thanks

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silverfly's avatar

Not sure about this one. Honestly, it doesn’t look like it was done by someone famous. It looks like an unknown cousin did it. I mean, it’s decent, but it doesn’t look “professional”. Might want to go to antiques road show anyway though.

squidcake's avatar

Just looks like one of those commonplace paintings like you would find in an old folks home or something. Sorry, wish I could help.

FutureMemory's avatar

It looks like the zone border between Firiona Vie and Lake of Ill Omen.

Seek's avatar

It was definitely painted by someone who doesn’t have much of a grasp on perspective.

filmfann's avatar

I think this is a great painting! I love it’s use of light and perspective!
I don’t know if it is by anyone well known, but it is wonderful!

AstroChuck's avatar

Could it possibly be a paint-by-numbers painting?

lilikoi's avatar

Why do people answer questions that they don’t have the answer to? If this one were orphaned, maybe someone would come along and see it and be able to offer helpful information. But now that we’ve all tacked on our 2 cents, it is doomed to be buried in mystery.

AstroChuck's avatar

I was serious. Growing up we used to do a lot of paint-by-numbers paintings and that painting looks like a lot of them. I don’t think it looks too bad, I just thought it might be a PBN.

Jeruba's avatar

It looks to me like the work of an amateur. Are you sure that the picture in your living room was a reproduction and not someone’s actual work? Can’t you ask someone in your family?

YARNLADY's avatar

There isn’t enough information. It would have to have a signature or markings to be able to find an answer.

@AstroChuck It doesn’t resemble a PBN, because they have definite placings of the colors.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Your painting is abstract pointillism. It looks to be the work of an apprentice of either George Seurat who developed the technique in the late 1800’s, or perhaps his contemporary Pointillist Charles Angrand. Both utilized a team of apprentices. I don’t remember their names but here’s an old photo of them working with clay and some of their other works that you may recognize.

Hope this helps.

susanc's avatar

This is a very ordinary, well-meant, goodhearted student piece OR a slightly cynical commercial piece by someone who believed they would make more money copying motel paintings than doing something that meant a lot to them emotionally. It’s an exercise.
That may sound mean, because when you grow up with an image it becomes profound to you. So if I hurt your feelings I apologize. But it’s not an objectively significant painting. I’m smiling at the references above to Seurat, whose work was desperately striving for understanding, whereas this one is not even curious.
I agree with @YARNLADY‘s analysis of pointillism/paint-by-numbers. Can’t be done. Too many teeny pieces.

Jeruba's avatar

@susanc, I have to agree with your assessment, which is a hard one to express gently. The reference to Seurat is actually very sarcastic, as you’ll see if you follow the links.

susanc's avatar

@Jeruba. I hadn’t looked at those. That wasn’t very nice. How amazing that someone would be so horrid here on fluther.

Jeruba's avatar

Actually some people make a habit of it, I’m sorry to say.

susanc's avatar

No! Can’t be true!

YARNLADY's avatar

I thought it was funny, but then everyone knows I don’t have a sense of humor.

Jeruba's avatar

It implicitly mocks the painting, which may not be museum quality but nevertheless is dear to the OP, whose feelings and taste don’t deserve to be ridiculed.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

The OP specifically stated it was from the perspective of a 6 or 7 year old. A childhood memory. My reply was indeed sarcastic, but no more “insulting” than many of the other comments, none of which accounted for the memory of a child. My reply specifically, and sarcastically, addressed it from the perspective of a child, and how that perspective matures in adulthood.

susanc's avatar

Why would sarcasm serve the memory of a child? This is disingenuous, @RealEyesRealizeRealLies.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

I never claimed that it would. Of course I’m assuming that the OP was presented by an adult though.

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